I Passed My Road Test Today!!!

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Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Well it's been 10 weeks, 300 hours, and I have passed my road test. I have a pre-hire with Werner. I just need to go to the DMV and pick up my Temp license and pick a date and location for orientation. I want to visit with my elderly mother before heading out onto the road. So, hopefully, in about two weeks I should be heading out for training, maybe get to meet some of you out there.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well it's been 10 weeks, 300 hours, and I have passed my road test. I have a pre-hire with Werner. I just need to go to the DMV and pick up my Temp license and pick a date and location for orientation. I want to visit with my elderly mother before heading out onto the road. So, hopefully, in about two weeks I should be heading out for training, maybe get to meet some of you out there.

WoooHOOOOO!!

Congrats, for sure!

Make sure you read Papa Pig's diary, and watch his Y/T videos. He shares a LOT, but then again, he's on a Dollar Account. (Is that your plans, or .. not sure?)

Best wishes!

~ Anne ~

ps: Enjoy the time with your mom; that's priceless.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Pre-hire:

What Exactly Is A Pre-Hire Letter?

Pre-hire letters are acceptance letters from trucking companies to students, or even potential students, to verify placement. The trucking companies are saying in writing that the student, or potential student, appears to meet the company's minimum hiring requirements and is welcome to attend their orientation at the company’s expense once he or she graduates from truck driving school and has their CDL in hand.

We have an excellent article that will help you Understand The Pre-Hire Process.

A Pre-Hire Letter Is Not A Guarantee Of Employment

The people that receive a pre-hire letter are people who meet the company's minimum hiring requirements, but it is not an employment contract. It is an invitation to orientation, and the orientation itself is a prerequisite to employment.

During the orientation you will get a physical, drug screen, and background check done. These and other qualifications must be met before someone in orientation is officially hired.

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Thanx Anne. I am interested in getting onto the PODS account. And yes I have had a few back and fourth posts with Papa Pig. I will try to stay in touch on TT, but you know how busy the first few weeks/months will be.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations sir!

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Let us know if you eventually get on that PODS account. I am not sure if we have had any drivers in here doing that or not. As a flatbed driver, I've always thought it would be an interesting gig.

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Congratulations sir!

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Let us know if you eventually get on that PODS account. I am not sure if we have had any drivers in here doing that or not. As a flatbed driver, I've always thought it would be an interesting gig.

Roger that

Delco Dave's Comment
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Congratulations!!!!

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PackRat's Comment
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Outstanding accomplishment!

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Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Set up for orientation in Omaha on 7/26/21. No PODS available out of Utah, will wind up starting on a Western 14 dry van. Supposedly 70% drop and hook , and I'm OK with that.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Old School's Comment
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It's all good! The way this works is to get your foot in the door and prove you are a worthwhile employee. You will discover opportunities will open up within your own company at times. It's just one more reason to make that one year commitment to that first job. You will learn so much during that first year, and as you learn and develop yourself as a trucker you will discover opportunities abound. Many times we have opportunities right where we are with no need to leave for a different company. A company as big as Werner will have a lot of different type accounts you can serve. Most of them are not available to rookies, but once you get established you will be able to move around into differing areas within the same company.

Congratulations!

Mackerel (Mike D.)'s Comment
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Well I am headed to Omaha on Sunday. I will be flying since there aren't ANY rental cars available for at least two to three weeks out. Just hope that I don't get on one of the flights that winds up on CNN.

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